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Budget 2015, what will it mean for creatives?
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14/07/15

Following last week's announcement of Budget 2015, we’ve gathered together a round-up of news, opinion and analysis on the effects to the creative industries, from freelancers to small businesses and organisations:

Small and medium businesses:

"Corporation tax has been slashed and the employment allowance increased. But will that be enough to counter the impact of Living Wage hikes on the nation's small firms?"

- Freelance UK: Freelance creatives unscathed by summer budget 2015

- IPSE: Summer budget - what a shower!

- The Telegraph: How will it affect small and medium-sized businesses?

Arts and culture:

"The Arts Council will continue to make the case for public investment in arts and culture with government across the summer."

- Arts Council England: What does it mean for arts and culture?

- Third Sector: How will charities and social enterprises fare under the new government?

Tech and Digital:

"The government will invest £23 million in six "Next Stage Digital Economy Centres". The money will go towards developing centres at UCL, Swansea, Newcastle, Nottingham, York and Bath."

- The Drum: Osborne's budget policies leave the advertising industry cautiously optimistic

- Computer Weekly: George Osborne announces support for technology research

- Tech City News: Should George Osborne embrace tech not cuts?

- Tech World: What was in it for tech startups and the digital economy?

- Gamasutra: What the July budget means for the games industry

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